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Sudan blames Israel for Khartoum arms factory blast
BBC ^ | 24 October 2012 | BBC

Posted on 10/24/2012 11:42:18 PM PDT by csvset

The Sudanese government says it believes Israel was responsible for explosions at a military factory in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday. Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said four Israeli planes attacked the factory and two people were killed.

Israel has not commented. Sudan has blamed Israel for such attacks in the past.

Correspondents say Israel believes weapons are being smuggled through the region to Gaza.

Leaked US State Department documents three years ago suggested that Sudan was secretly supplying Iranian arms to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

In April 2011, Khartoum held Israel responsible for an air strike that killed two people in a car near the city of Port Sudan.

Israel, again, did not comment on the incident. Israel was also blamed for a strike on a convoy in north-eastern Sudan in 2009, but neither confirmed nor denied involvement.

'Right to react'

In the latest incident fire engulfed the Yarmouk plant and nearby buildings after the explosions, with flames visible over a wide area.

Residents reported seeing aircraft or missiles overhead before a number of explosions.

Speaking to reporters in Khartoum, Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman said: "We think Israel did the bombing. "We reserve the right to react at a place and time we choose."

Mr Osman said four radar-evading aircraft that "appeared to come from the east" had attacked the Yarmouk plant.

He said that evidence pointing to Israel had been found among remnants of the explosives and that Sudan's cabinet would hold an urgent meeting at 20:00 (17:00 GMT). Mr Osman said the factory made "traditional weapons". "The attack destroyed part of the compound infrastructure, killed two people inside and injured another who is in serious condition," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: africa; bomb; boom; sudan
Would it be worth giving Obama get a 3AM phone call about this?
1 posted on 10/24/2012 11:42:35 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

What a shame they had such good aim. Wish they had missed and hit the presidential palace by “mistake”. Bashir is an animal.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 12:01:11 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: csvset

The OSS is alive and KICKING !!!


3 posted on 10/25/2012 12:09:47 AM PDT by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: csvset

God bless the Mossad.

God bless the IDF.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 2:41:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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5 posted on 10/25/2012 5:07:30 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: BenLurkin

God bless the Mossad.

God bless the IDF

God bless Bibi


6 posted on 10/25/2012 5:43:01 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: csvset

This is Bible Prophecy in the making, folks.

Many believe the Sudan is where ancient Ethiopia was.

With their heavy muslim population, they seem to fit as the Ethiopia that attacks Israel in the Last Days along with Iran and Libya. Ezekiel 38, that is.

The trouble with Iran and Libya should be no surprise. This prophecy is from 2,600 years ago or so.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 5:42:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Lera; 444Flyer; GiovannaNicoletta; metmom; RnMomof7; MrB; mitch5501; Travis McGee; dennisw; ...

fyi


8 posted on 10/25/2012 5:44:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
Thanks for the ping.

Iran could maybe take this as a shot across the bow.

9 posted on 10/25/2012 7:58:44 PM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: F15Eagle

The players are all being lined up. The election and its results here will be very interesting to witness. I’m sure God has a plan for America in the end days. I have speculations. The leadership put in place will tell us a lot. And we know who the 0 will stand with in the coming war against Israel.

Watch and pray.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by 444Flyer
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